Calgary Journal 2017 IMPACT photos
Every year, Calgary Journal photographers are asked to take photos that they would describe as impactful. This always results in a creative, interesting and meaningful set of images to showcase.
Photos by Allison Mack, Claudia Kaldi, Daniel Gonzalez, Druva Moola, Jess Bach, Kirsten Philips, Solaya Huang, Val Parenas, Vanessa Iula, Victoria Duncan
Published on December 21, 2017
Spontaneous 30 minute drive to a small town in Southern Alberta.
Long exposure, self Timer and a Tripod.
Photo by Val Parenas
No specific reasoning, just started to fool around with lights and caught this beauty.
Photo by Claudia Kaldi
(A) Different Point Of View
I took this photo downtown around midnight. A friend and I went to watch a movie that ended around 11:30 and right after, we walked around Eau Claire Park for a while. I saw the "Canada 150" sign and thought it would be neat if I took the lights and buildings across the lake and frame it with the hole of the second "A." I didn't really do anything special, I just set my shutter speed and aperture really low and I rested my camera inside of the letter.
Photo by Daniel Gonzalez
I wanted to capture a photo that unstigmatized taking pills for depression. I set up my best friend and wrote ‘happy’ on a pill and took shots of her putting the pill in her mouth.
Photo by Allison Mack
I used fast shutter speed to capture the smoke coming out.
Vaping is cool and awesome that's why I chose it.
Photo by Druva Moola
Play to win
I took the photo itself to explore light and reflection through both neon and glass. The technique I used for the photo was a high shutter speed and narrow aperture, so that the photo wouldn't be over saturated with the neon lights.
Photo by Jessie Bach
The right kind of woman
I wanted to capture a picture of what a typical day of getting ready looks like for a woman; taking so much time to put on all these makeup products (that cost too much money) just to take it off at the end of the day and do it all again tomorrow. Emphasizing pressures of society on women to present themselves a certain way no matter the cost or time it takes to reach that standard.
In capturing the photo I noticed that if I positioned the smaller round mirror in a way that I could see her face it made the photo have more emphasis on her rather than just an image of a young woman looking into a mirror, giving it more dimension and kind of manipulating the rule of thirds.
Photo by Kirsten Phillips
Through a child's eye
The photo idea was to represent how children see life through such colorful lenses as everything is so new, exciting and magical. The photo was actually captured at my house by using a crystal that I have to cast a rainbow on the subjects face, this created a soft lighting to enhance the colors and mood of the image!
There is also a slight blurring effect that I believe adds an interesting perspective!
Photo by Vanessa Iula
Losing my marbles
I wanted to capture the literal concept of losing your marbles and compare it to the metaphorical concept of going crazy or insane. I shot this photo using a zoom lens with a slow shutter speed to freeze the motion of the marbles.
Photo by Victoria Duncan